Yes, it’s true, there’s two! Here’s the March edition, you know what to do. Again, any trouble with the link to Agency Newsletter: March 2017, don’t worry, just scroll underneath the image for all the articles.
Chris Carter is a No.1 UK Bestseller
It is an absolute pleasure to announce that Chris Carter’s The Caller is a No.1 UK Bestseller.
His eighth Robert Hunter serial killer thriller has beaten Joanna Trollope, Neil Gaiman and Katie Fforde to the top spot on the Sunday Times bestseller chart.
This is Chris’ first No.1, topping his personal best at No.5, and many of his previous titles in the series have been Top 10 UK Bestsellers. As well as having a loyal UK readership, Chris has also achieved huge international success. His titles have been translated into 17 languages and in Germany, one of the biggest book markets in the world, he is a consistent mega-seller.
Chris’ ability to write such convincing killer novels comes from his previous career as a criminal behaviour psychologist, where he interviewed and studied criminals including serial and multiple murderers serving life. In an article for the Mirror he said, ‘I interviewed killers who were as charming, funny and charismatic as a chat show host.’
Congratulations to such a hardworking author who truly deserves his success.
Gillian McAllister débuts at No.6
Gillian McAllister’s arresting début novel, Everything But The Truth, has soared into the charts becoming a No.6 Sunday Times bestseller.
Published by Michael Joseph on 6th March, Gillian scored lots of pre-publication reviews and has since had her novel reviewed in national magazines and press.
The buzz is rightly huge for this emotionally charged novel which makes you question the line between right and wrong.
DA authors dominate Kindle Bestsellers
The Agency has been riding high in the digital charts with three authors hitting the Top 5.
Kerry Fisher’s absorbing, The Silent Wife, went into No.2 on the Kindle bestseller chart and was also a No.1 iBooks and No.2 Kobo bestseller.
TM Logan’s gripping, LIES, scored a No.3 hit on both the Kindle and iBooks chart. And K.L. Slater’s page-turning, BLINK, went to No.2 on the Kindle chart.
At one time, DA Agency authors made up a quarter of the Top 20 with B.A. Paris’ The Breakdown and Martina Cole’s Dangerous Lady boosting the number to five.
Dangerous Lady continues to thrill
In Martina Cole’s 25th anniversary year, her very first novel, Dangerous Lady, has rocketed back into the bestseller chart.
The iconic novel launched Martina Cole’s phenomenal career and has been released as a special anniversary edition in hardback. Dangerous Lady also made a splash on the digital charts, reaching No.12!
We can say with great confidence that is just the beginning of a very special year for the undisputed Queen of Crime.
Deirdre Sullivan’s stunning YA novel, Needlework, has been nominated for a CBI Book of the Year Award 2017.
The CBI Book Awards are literary awards presented annually in the Republic of Ireland to writers and illustrators of books for children and young people. Previous winners include Eoin Colfer and John Boyne.
A Seven-Letter Word wins
Kim Slater’s second Carnegie nominated novel, A Seven-Letter Word, has won the St Helen’s Libraries Book Awards (BASH) 2017.
The St Helen’s Book Award is a fantastic regional Book Award scheme for secondary school pupils, celebrating fiction for ages 11-18.
A huge congratulations to Kim!